The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Lloyds Banking Group is fined £28m, a record for a UK retail banking operation, for "serious failings" in relation to bonus schemes for sales staff.
The EU edges towards a common mechanism for rescuing problem banks, in a drive to avoid any more taxpayer-funded bailouts.
Where do Ukraine's powerful oligarchs stand amid crisis?
UK rail and bus firm FirstGroup has rejected a proposal from one of its shareholders, Sandell, to sell its US assets, including the Greyhound bus service.
Transport firm Stagecoach reports a small rise in half year profits and sees "significant potential" to expand in the US.
US car giant General Motors says Mary Barra, its product development chief, will become the next chief executive.
Welsh Rugby Union officials will meet the four regions on Wednesday in an attempt to resolve their differences.
Holden, a subsidiary of General Motors, says it will stop making cars in Australia by the end of 2017, with almost 2,900 jobs to go.
Google opens its first ever data centres in Asia as it looks to boost its growth further in the region.
Two of India's biggest firms, Reliance Industries and Bharti Airtel, agree to share telecom infrastructure.
Is Beijing poised to expel major US news outlets?
An agreement is reached on the US budget to avoid another government shutdown, Republican and Democratic lawmakers say.
Computer security expert Alan Woodward highlights 12 ways that cyber-scammers hope to catch you out over the festive season - and how to thwart them.
A new model for Uganda's lack of schools
Revolution brings no job hopes for Tunisia's young women
Young Tunisians - and women especially - are struggling to find work some three years after the uprising that saw protesters demand more job creation.
Most regions of the UK are already in a house price bubble, according to an economics professor from Warwick University.
Thirteen people plead guilty to disabling Paypal's servers in an attack that US authorities say was orchestrated by hacking collective Anonymous.
A US judge orders former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to repay the city and tax officials $4.7m (£2.8m) after being found guilty of corruption.
US bank JP Morgan Chase files for a US patent to develop a payment system using "virtual cash", similar to emerging currency Bitcoin.